Zkano Basic & Sport Tempo - 1/2 cushion organic cotton anklet socks - natural organic-socks-made-in-usa

Tempo - 1/2 Cushion Organic Cotton Anklet Socks - Natural

Regular price$15
Single or 3 Pack


The lively Tempo keeps the rhythm and stays in shape wear after wear and wash after wash. This athletic 1/4 crew fits just above the ankle. Designed to provide support, comfort, and extra breathability, the 2" ribbed welt top, deep pocket heel, and mesh ventilation system along the top of the foot keep the fit cool, supportive and in place.

  • Made in Alabama, USA
  • Family owned & operated, since 1991 
  • Comprised of 2% spandex, 12% nylon and 86% certified organic cotton
  • Manufactured in small batches at our family mill in Fort Payne, Alabama from organic cotton grown on U.S. farms, spun and dyed with low-impact dyes in the Carolinas.


Quality Materials. Sustainable Process.

Choosy. Meticulous. Uncompromising. When it comes to our materials and manufacturing, these all apply. We start with the highest quality materials, like organic cotton that is dyed with low-impact dyes. Our certified organic cotton is grown on farms in the Southern U.S. by farmers we actually know. After harvest, our cotton travels to the Carolinas where it is spun and dyed before arriving at our mill in Alabama.
We knit socks in very small batches at our family owned and operated mill. Our team of ten (including Mom and Dad) run the manufacturing process from start to finish. And, because our entire operation is under one roof, we're able to constantly monitor quality through each step of the process, minimize waste and deliver a stellar product. We do it all because we know a better process makes a better sock. 
We like to keep it all close to home. Our packaging, labels and marketing materials are printed within a small radius of our mill in Alabama and Georgia. 

Giving and Recycling. Our irregular socks are donated to homelessness shelters and community organizations in Alabama.

We have some socks that are not fit for donations. These, along with any manufacturing waste, are repurposed or recycled. When recycled, these are transformed into fiber used for carpet padding in the automotive industry. 
We can recycle your old socks too! For more info, please see our zkano Recycles page.

Made in America since 2009
Knit with U.S. Grown Organic Cotton
Family sock makers

Size guide

Women’s U.S. Shoe Size Men’s U.S. Shoe Size
Medium 5.5 – 9.5 4 – 7.5
Large 10 – 13 8 – 12.5
XL 13+ 13 – 15

Womens Sock Heights

Womens sock heights

For women’s sock sizing, we offer 6 options: knee-high, calf height, crew, anklet, micro-anklet and no-show.

Mens Sock Heights

Mens Sock Heights

For men’s sock sizing, we offer 4 options: over the calf, crew, ankle, and no-show.

Care instructions

   Organic Cotton Socks & Merino Wool Socks

  • Turn inside out before washing to help prevent pilling
  • Machine wash cold water with like colors
  • Tumble dry on low heat to preserve the life of your socks and keep them soft over time. *We highly recommend line drying our wool socks.
  • Do not bleach. Do not iron. Do not dry clean.


We offer these convenient shipping options for you.

  • FREE Standard Shipping on Orders Over $75
  • USPS First Class and Priority Mail
  • UPS Ground and 2 Day Air. *Orders placed after 12pm CST on Friday will ship out on Monday.

    Shipping rates are calculated by weight and the carrier & service selected at checkout.  

    All orders are processed on weekdays and ship in 1-2 business days. We strive to ship your order the same day it was placed or the next business day.

    Some order processing and delivery times may vary during the month of December.

    Shipping rates and specials apply to orders from the Continental United States only.

    If you have any questions, please reach out to us and we will be happy to assist you.


    We are happy to return any full price item that is unworn (not tried on the foot), unwashed and returned to us within 15 days from time of original receipt. Socks must be returned to us in the condition they were received, with labels fully intact.

    Socks are a base layer and due to the nature of feet, we cannot sell returned socks that have been tried on. If you have any concerns about sizing, please reach out to us before removing your socks from their original packaging, we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

    Please email us within 15 days of receiving your order and we will issue a Return Authorization. Include the original packing slip or your full name and order number with your shipment so that we can process your refund quickly.

    Domestic orders- Should you wish to have a shipping label emailed to you, we are happy to do so. If our shipping label is used, we will deduct a $5.00 shipping charge from your refund amount.

    • The original shipping charge and return shipping fees are non refundable. 
    • Sale items are final and not returnable.
    • Exchanges are not available at this time. 

    If the return meets the above requirements, we will refund your account within seven days of receipt of the returned items; you will be notified by email once your refund is issued. Please note that it can take up to seven additional days for the refund to appear on your account. 

    We reserve the right to reject any returns that do not meet these requirements. If your return is not accepted, it will be sent back at the customer's expense and a refund will not be issued.

    We do not take responsibility for any items lost during the return shipping.

    Ship returns to: 

    Emi-G Knitting
    Attn: zkano Returns
    1715 Airport Road
    Fort Payne, AL 35968

    If you have any questions about returns, please contact us.

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    Customer service hours are Monday through Friday 8-4:30pm Central Standard Time. For questions, concerns or comments, please email us or call 256-845-9801 Ext. 1. We'd love to hear from you!

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 10 reviews
    Deborah Utiss (Jasper, US)
    very good

    Have worn 1 pair and they are soft and comfortable, wellmade

    Donald Perry (Austin, US)
    great socks

    Quality and long life are built into these socks, thank you!

    Brandon Kupisz (Brooklyn, US)
    Top 5 best socks ever

    I have a lot of socks. I'm always looking for the best undyed pair. These, are definitely the best undyed pair I've ever worn. Will constantly have fresh ones from here on out.

    Mikyla (Albuquerque, US)
    Just perfect!

    I was looking for some cotton socks for my boyfriend, as his current nylon ones were "stink bombs!" I found zkano and am so happy I did! I bought a set each of the venture & tempo for my boyfriend and a set of the tempo for myself. He absolutely loves them and I feel the same! These socks are so comfy, breathable, and have wonderful cushion to them. I love all cotton socks, there's no competition for me. We even wear them in the summer heat of the Albuquerque southwest comfortably. I really recommend them. For sizing reference, I bought the size medium and have petite feet, size 6. They fit great. I bought size large for my boyfriend who wears a 9.5 and he said they are a great fit. Thank you so much!

    Don (Phoenix, US)
    Plain white sox

    I like the Zkano 100% cotton sox I had purchased some years ago. I still wear them often. I am also enjoying the new white sox I have just purchased. Thank you for your quality products!


    G Addington (Whitmore Lake, US)
    Take it from a long time user...

    I've been wearing zkanos for years now daily and they still feel like they did when I bought them! I haven't worn them out yet. That's why I just keep buying more to replace my crappy other socks! Very comfy of course and my feet never feel sweaty even though I bike and work out in them. Do it.

    Gary Walklin (Pinetop-Lakeside, US)
    High Quality Comfortable Socks

    I love Zkano socks and send them as gifts to friends and families. Well made, organic cotton, comfortable socks.

    Patricia Gissel (Birmingham, US)
    Happy so far. Good Quality

    These socks are comfortable & roomy enough even with my 9 1/2 shoe size to be roomy.
    I think they could have been a little thicker in the footbed & heel & toe area, time will tell on how they wear & last. Happy with quality so far.

    Naomi K. (Dallas, US)

    Purchased these for my husband. He's used them on short and long runs - he says they're comfortable and holding up well.

    Ross Smith (Lexington, US)
    Most comfortable socks

    You won't ever put on any more comfortable pair of socks in your life